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M.Sc. On Campus

Athletic Training

South Dakota State University

24 months
648 USD/credit
648 USD/credit
337 USD/credit
Tuition fee
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Students of the Athletic Training program at South Dakota State University specialize in preventing, diagnosing, and treating injuries and illnesses in athletes and the physically active population. Many athletic trainers work in educational settings, such as colleges, universities, elementary schools, and secondary schools.

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Others work in hospitals, fitness centers, physicians’ offices, or for professional sports teams. A master’s degree and successful completion of a national board examination are required to practice athletic training. Athletic Training is recognized as a licensed healthcare profession in 49 of the 50 United States.

This Athletic Training program at South Dakota State University  will be a good fit if you:

  • Enjoy physical activity and sports
  • Enjoy science and healthcare
  • Desire to help people and collaborate with others
  • Possess strong leadership, communication and interpersonal skills
  • Good problem-solving skills and attention to detail

Career Opportunities

  • Secondary Schools
  • Colleges and Universities
  • Professional Sports
  • Sports Medicine Clinics
  • Military
  • Industry and Corporate Settings

Programme Structure

Courses include: 
  • Interventions
  • Prophylactic Interventions 
  • Clinical Experience
  • Patient Examination and Treatment
  • Principles of Acute Care in Athletic Training 
  • Principles of Acute Care Lab 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

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57 alternative credits
  • 60 Credit Hours
  • 57 Credit Hours


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A minimum GPA of 3.0 to receive unconditional admission. 
  • A professional academic transcript evaluation for degrees earned outside the United States(This requirement cannot be waived unless your highest degree was earned or will be earned in the U.S. prior to enrollment at SDSU).
    • If you are completing your bachelor's degree at the time of application, you may submit an incomplete evaluation. If you are accepted, a complete transcript and/or evaluation with completed degree will be required by the end of your first semester of coursework.
  • Official U.S. transcripts where a degree is earned (or will be earned), and official U.S. transcripts where graduate level coursework has been taken.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    648 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 648 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    648 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 648 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • In-State

    337 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 337 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for Brookings

1085 - 1888 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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